"I bought this car used in 2002. It has been so reliable. I am only giving it up because my dear niece has a 2 year old and I know this will be a great, safe family car for her. I have done every 5,000 service. Taken it to Foreign Carriage in Thousand Oaks for all since 2002 and has been so happy with this car. Molly"
Pros: "Safe, reliable, stiff ride reduces car sickness"
Cons: "Expensive to repair"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"Overall this has been a very great car for us with two little boys, a dog and lots of travel. In fact we are only replacing it because it has not been great in snow and the kids like skiing. This model has had a compression issue that has been replaced and odds are will need to be replaced again. It is still driving strong though. Volvos are workhorses although repairs are pricey."
Pros: "Safe, great on reliability, handling, convenience"
Cons: "Not the best fuel consumption by modern standards"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Great car, very convenient in terms of space, handles very well, very steady on the road, excellent quality CD/tape/radio comes standard with it, worked for all these years without a hitch, good looking sleek design, low on the road for minimum wind resistance, compared to SUV's, good headroom."
"I bought my 1998 Volvo V70 GLT a few months ago.17 yr old car that drives like new. I bought it from the original owners and they maintained it at Volvo dealer up until the last few years. The only things I have had to do to it was normal maintenance that the previous owner had let go ie. brakes, replacing timing belt, water pump etc. I did these as preventative measures because I believe it's a keeper. Need to replace 1 front fender because of a rust hole but that's the only spot on the car that has rusted. The car has 214 000m/344 000km and works like a dream. I can hardly wait to try her in the snow. I have taken it on many road trips and the gas mileage is much better than the Dodge van I had owned and it's much more comfortable on long trips. The turbo makes passing a dream..I'd really like to know how fast it will go...lol I LOVE THIS CAR! :)"